Eleven years ago we met this little darling
in a hot and humid room in Guangzhou, China!
We received the photos below before we
traveled to meet her.
I remember thinking - oh great, she's walking and only 12 months old!
Well, standing was more like it at almost 14 months when we met her.
She didn't really want to show us everything she knew and
could do when we first met. So she crawled a lot, cried all night
and tried to keep people out of her personal space in
her own unique way.
Very bright for one so young!
She waited to make sure we were acceptable,
before she walked, smiled, laughed, trusted and began to love us.
Doesn't she have the most determined looking little face!
Wow -- such a beautiful and brave baby!
She loves big
and loves hugs --
giving and getting them!
She is a wonderful gift and blessing to our family!
We love you Maddy Boo!